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  • #CancelHamilton sweeps the internet with calls for the musical to be AXED after its debut on Disney+ over criticism of the Founding Father for his role in slave trade

    07/06/2020 4:20:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 6, 2020 | James Gordon
    Calls have been made to 'cancel Hamilton' just days after the Broadway musical's streaming debut on Disney+, after a renewed focus on it's lead character, Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. The show, created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, portrays Hamilton as a 'young, scrappy, and hungry' immigrant and someone who was passionate about the abolition of slavery. However, in light of recent Black Lives Matter protests, the story has now come under greater scrutiny - with some pointing out that Hamilton was a slave trader.
  • The problem with the 'Hamilton' movie (opinion) [LMAO!!!]

    07/06/2020 4:12:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | July 5, 2020 | Ed Morales
    This Fourth of July weekend, which finds much of America reeling from a rocky first half of 2020, the mainstream and social media hype can be summed up in three words: "Hamilton" is back. The play has won 11 Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize for drama, and, according to Forbes, has generated over $1 billion in income from Broadway/London/United States tour ticket sales, publishing, cast recording and merchandising. A filmed version was released on the Disney+ streaming service on Friday.
  • Colin Kaepernick Signs Deal with Disney Docuseries In the Works

    07/06/2020 12:11:31 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 33 replies
    TMZ.com ^ | 7/6/20 | TMZ
    Colin Kaepernick Signs Deal with Disney Docuseries In the Works Colin Kaepernick is now in business with Disney -- the Mouse House just signed the QB to an overall first-look deal ... and there's already a docuseries in the works. Disney says the docuseries will feature "extensive new interviews and a vast never-before-seen archive that documents his last five years." "Kaepernick will tell his story from his perspective." And, get this ... Jemele Hill -- who used to work for ESPN -- will be involved in the project as well. As for the overall deal, Disney says "the partnership will...
  • Colin Kaepernick Signs 1st-Look Contract with Disney; ESPN to Produce Docuseries

    07/06/2020 9:47:46 AM PDT · by John W · 61 replies
    Bleacher Report via AT&T Yahoo ^ | July 6, 2020 | Rob Goldberg
    ESPN will create a docuseries chronicling Colin Kaepernick as part of a first-look contract with the Walt Disney Company, Disney announced Monday. The partnership with Kaepernick's production company, Ra Vision Media, will focus on creating scripted and unscripted stories that explore race and social injustice. Disney's executive chairman, Bob Iger, explained the deal in a statement: "During this unprecedented time, The Walt Disney Company remains committed to creating diverse and inclusive content that resonates and matters. Colin's experience gives him a unique perspective on the intersection of sports, culture and race, which will undoubtedly create compelling stories that will educate,...
  • Can Anyone Tell Me Why FoxNews is Broadcasting an Anti-American Message of Hate on July 4th by Nation of Islam Cult Leader Louis Farrakhan?

    06/29/2020 6:10:26 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 67 replies
    nteb ^ | 6/29/2020 | Geoffrey Grider
    So let me see if I have this right. At this very moment, when America is being torn apart in a vicious race war planned and carried out by the radical Left, the supposed conservative news station, Fox, is going to feature race-baiting hate preacher Louis Farrakhan in a ‘sermon’ vilifying the United States. On July 4th. Are you kidding me? If you recall, we warned you way back in 2017, the year I stopped watching Fox, that they had gone Liberal to an extreme. Fox News is just as fake as all the rest. This absurd message of hate...
  • Disney Shares Slide As Coronavirus Surge Triggers California Parks Re-Opening Delay; NBA Playoffs in Orlando Now in Focus

    06/25/2020 11:54:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    The Street ^ | 06/25/2020 | Martin Baccardax
    Walt Disney Co. (DIS) - shares slipped lower Thursday after the company said it would delay the re-opening of its hotels and theme parks in the state of California amid a new surge in coronavirus infections. Disney said it will publish a new re-opening schedule early next month after it receives new guidelines from state officials in Sacramento. Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park had been slated to re-open on July 17, but two consecutive days of record infection rate increases have forced health authorities, as well as Governor Gavin Newsom, into a more conservative strategy. The decision could...
  • Disney to replace Splash Mountain 'Song of the South' theme with 'Princess and the Frog'

    06/25/2020 9:48:18 AM PDT · by Skywise · 56 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 06/25/2020 | Todd Martens
    Inspired by the animation in one of the Walt Disney Co.'s most misguided cinematic works, Splash Mountain and its imagery rooted in the dated and racist 1946 film "Song of the South" will soon be a thing of the past. Walt Disney Imagineering unveiled plans on Thursday to retheme the ride to its 2009 animated work "Princess and the Frog," a fairy tale that stars the company's first Black princess. Splash Mountain, its connection to a problematic text and its future, has become a heated social media debate in this moment of cultural reassessment and nation-wide protests following the killing...
  • Disney outlines reopening plan for its 4 Florida theme parks

    06/22/2020 4:59:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | June 22, 2020 | Peter Martinez
    As coronavirus cases spike in the Sunshine State, Disney has announced plans to reopen its theme parks in Florida. Disney said its Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom theme parks at the Walt Disney Resort in Florida will begin a phased reopening on July 11 and its Epcot and Hollywood Studios parks are reopening on July 15. Visitors will have their temperature checked prior to entry and everyone age 2 and up will be required to wear a face covering in all public areas, the company said. Anyone with a temperature over 100.4 degrees will not be allowed in the park,...
  • Russell Wilson, Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird opened the ESPYS with powerful Black Lives Matter intro

    06/22/2020 2:56:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    For The Win ^ | June 22, 2020 | Andrew Joseph
    Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, ESPN elected to hold its annual sports awards show, The ESPYS, earlier than usual this year and with an entirely virtual format. But co-hosts Megan Rapinoe, Sue Bird and Russell Wilson didn't need an audience to address the important issues facing the country. To kick off the award show, Wilson, Bird and Rapinoe - all wearing Black Lives Matter shirts - voiced a powerful message of support for the Black Lives Matter movement in response to the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and Rayshard Brooks.
  • Director Ava DuVernay Demands Resistance Against Trump: ‘Silence Is No Longer an Option’ (revealing the real goal)

    06/04/2020 11:52:38 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 03 2020 | ALANA MASTRANGELO
    Ava DuVernay, director of Warner Bros. The New Gods and Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, demanded that people “resist,” protest, and organize against President Donald Trump or else they’re “part of the problem.” “If you’re not resisting, protesting, organizing or speaking against this filth that Trump demands, you are a part of it,” said Ava DuVernay on Wednesday in the wake of the police involved death of George Floyd. “It’s really simple. Speak up. Silence is no longer an option.” DuVernay deleted the tweet.
  • Disney, Netflix, Nike, Warner Bros, NFL, Amazon, Hulu openly support riot instigators

    06/01/2020 6:11:55 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 29 replies
    One Angry Gamer ^ | May 31st 2020 | Billy D
    Following up on companies like Sony, Funimation, and NetherRealm Studios showing their true colors, various other corporations have stepped out of the shadows to openly make it known that they are traitors of peace, and betrayers of the American people. You can find the full list for the Traitors of America here. One of the original instigators of race baiting and sowing the seeds of corporate treason in America, Nike, was also one of the first to start the corporate bandwagon to pit America against itself when they tweeted out the following on May 29th, 2020. LetÂ’s all be part...
  • New Pixar Movie 'Out' Promotes the LGBTQ Lifestyle Directly to Children in Boldest Attempt yet to Indoctrinate Them into Homosexual Movement

    05/28/2020 1:38:26 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 21 replies
    nteb ^ | 5/28/2020 | Geoffrey Grider
    Gay activists have certainly been targeting your children for many years now, from sex-ed curricula in the schools to drag queen reading hours in the libraries, and now in new Pixar Disney short film ‘Out’ With each passing year, the gay activist crowd grows more and more powerful, flush with corporate funding in the millions of dollars, and the tent of their movement grows ever broader. That they desire children, on many levels, is evident, not only to recruit but also to be used as sexual objects as well. People get mad when I call it the LGBTQ+ P For...
  • Warning to parents: Pixar's New Short Film 'Out' Features a Gay Protagonist

    05/23/2020 11:53:08 AM PDT · by MAGA2017 · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 05/23/2020 | Philip Ellis
    The newest short film in Pixar Animation Studios' SparkShorts series, Out, began streaming on Disney+ on Friday. The 9-minute movie centers on a gay man named Greg, who is excited to move in with his boyfriend, Manuel. There's just one problem: Greg hasn't come out to his parents yet. When they show up unexpectedly on his doorstep on moving day, Greg (with the help of his dog) rushes to hide who he really is at first... but then a magical twist of fate turns everything upside down. Out is the first Pixar movie to include a main character who is...
  • Pixar's new short film 'Out' features first gay main character

    05/23/2020 9:15:51 AM PDT · by ZagFan · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-23-2020 | Melissa Roberto
    Pixar has unveiled its first gay main character in its new short film "Out" released on Friday. The computer animation studio, owned by Disney, premiered the film on the Disney+ streaming service through its SparkShorts series. It follows the story of a man named Greg who struggles with coming out to his parents before moving in with his boyfriend, Manuel.
  • 10 Notable Faith-Conscious Films On Disney Plus — And 5 Still In The Vault

    05/23/2020 7:31:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 23, 2020 | Josh Shepherd
    Particularly since the dawn of the 20th century, Judeo-Christian archetypes and imagery have stirred the American imagination, as reflected in these 10 films on Disney Plus. One can only speculate what British author C.S. Lewis, who spent his boyhood in rural Ireland a century ago, would think of today’s WiFi-enabled home entertainment revolution. Doubtless, the Christian apologist would be curious to see movie versions of “The Chronicles of Narnia” — his best-selling mythic allegories grounded in virtues and sacraments — on Disney Plus. The streaming service has two big-budget Narnia adaptations listed right between modern updates on Winnie the Pooh...
  • Report: Joe Tessitore, Booger McFarland will not return to ESPN's MNF booth

    05/11/2020 2:09:30 PM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 9, 2020 | Cassandra Negley
    ESPN is going to begin anew with its “Monday Night Football” booth, per a report by The Athletic’s Richard Deitsch. The network will not bring back play-by-play broadcaster Joe Tessitore nor analyst Booger McFarland.
  • Walt Disney Co to reveal the financial damage coronavirus has wreaked in quarterly earnings after it furloughed 100,000 employees - as analysts warn the company has a 'bull's eye on its back'

    05/05/2020 9:29:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 5, 2020 | Emily Crane
    Walt Disney Co is set to reveal its first assessment of the damage the coronavirus has wreaked on Disney's global business when the company releases it quarterly earnings today. Wall Street will assess the level of damage when chief executive Bob Chapek and executive chairman Bob Iger deliver the company's fiscal second-quarter financial report on Tuesday afternoon. Overall, analysts expect Disney to report earnings per share of 89 cents, down 45 percent from $1.61 a year earlier. The earnings report will be the first outing in front of Wall Street for Chapek - the former parks chief who took on...
  • Disney’s ‘Prop Culture’ Unearths Endearing History Behind Timeless Hit Films

    05/03/2020 8:45:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 3, 2020 | Josh Shephers
    Docuseries host and prop collector Dan Lanigan embarks on a road trip through cinema history, meeting stars and creators of such classics as 'Mary Poppins' and 'The Muppet Movie.' Movie blockbusters aren’t what they used to be, and that doesn’t just apply to recent months with theaters closed. (Streaming anything good lately?) A few decades ago, when studios poured $50 to $100 million into films such as “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” “Tron,” or “Mary Poppins,” the silver screen lit up with story ideas and visuals never before seen. Today, such budgets are most often reserved for paint-by-number remakes and tiring...
  • Florida man arrested while trying to quarantine on shuttered Disney island

    05/02/2020 7:10:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    Orange County Sheriff’s deputies found Richard McGuire on Disney’s Discovery Island on Thursday. He said he’d been there since Monday or Tuesday and had planned to camp there for a week, according to an arrest report. The 42-year-old said he didn’t hear numerous deputies searching the private island for him on foot, by boat and by air because he was asleep in a building. He told the deputy he didn’t know it was a restricted area, despite there being numerous “no trespassing” signs. Orange County Marine deputies on Bay Lake used a public address system to tell McGuire he was...
  • Proclamation on World Intellectual Property Day, 2020

    04/25/2020 12:39:15 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | Apr 24, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    Our Nation’s history is defined by discovery, ingenuity, and innovation. Americans are known for their resourcefulness and ability to find solutions to a wide range of challenges, including the development of technologies that advance our security, health, and prosperity. This resourcefulness has been a driving force of economic growth and human development since the founding of our Nation, and our future depends on the continued protection of our intellectual property. On World Intellectual Property Day, we renew our resolve to protect and secure the works and innovations of American artists, inventors, and other creators who continually push the boundaries of...